Simon Maid­ment is a media-based artist with a prac­tice that often involves col­lab­o­ra­tion, cura­tion, and writing.

He founded Satel­lite Art Projects in 2008, having in 2006 received Aus­tralia Coun­cil fund­ing to research com­mis­sion­ing mod­els, meet­ing with a range of organ­i­sa­tions across the United Kingdom.

He has unique expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing and man­ag­ing large con­tem­po­rary arts events across mul­ti­ple venues and pub­lic spaces, recently as Visual Arts Coor­di­na­tor of Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val (2008, 2009 & 2010), and Project Man­ager of Rapt! 20 Con­tem­po­rary Artists from Japan, and Mak­ing Space: artist run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria.

He was Direc­tor of West Space from 2005 to 2008, over­see­ing sub­stan­tial organ­i­sa­tional growth and devel­op­ment, while pre­sent­ing a local pro­gram and a suite of six inter­na­tional projects.

In 2009 he was invited by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil to attend the Venice Bien­nale as their guest, and to run a series of tours for sup­port­ers of the Aus­tralian component.

Simon is cur­rently a serv­ing as a mem­ber of the Inter­na­tional fund­ing panel for Arts Victoria, and is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a research focus of curating artistic practices that can be thought of as ‘context responsive’.


Satellite Art Projects is supported by an active Board who are widely recognised for their significant contributions to the contemporary art, performance, architecture and design fields in Australia and Internationally.